Vacancy Details

7979 - Head of Department - Secondary English - September 2021

Location: UAE - Ras Al Khaimah
Closing Date 30-Apr-2021
About the Role

We are looking for a seasoned Head of Department for Secondary English to join our team at GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah from September 2021.  This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced leader or an experienced English teacher looking for the next step in their career. You should be somebody who is looking to join a global leading company and a world-class international school.  At Westminster we recognise that each child is an individual; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. Our school promotes a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment that follows a strong moral code. And we will continually strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in our students' learning.  Please use this link to see what our school is like and how we embody the belief in 'One Tribe, One Family'.  

Silhouetted by mountains and with access to 64 kilometers of white sandy beaches off the coast of the Arabian Gulf, Westminster offers teachers a unique place to live and work. Ras Al Khaimah, which means "top of the tent", is located near the northern most point of the UAE, a mere 45 minutes from downtown Dubai and 20 minutes drive from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.  Living here makes accessing a variety of landscapes including the mountains, plains, beaches and mangroves an entirely unique experience from its neighboring Emirates.  With an expatriate population of approximately 70% a strong community spirit awaits those who wish to join GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khamiah. 

You will be responsible for running a successful department and should have previous experience implementing outstanding teaching and learning practice both within the classroom and across a wider department setting.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A B.Ed or degree and PGCE / PGDE or equivalent with exceptional subject knowledge
  • Significant experience teaching GCSE and A-Level or equivalent at a National Curriculum for England curriculum school
  • A proven track record of outstanding teaching and learning
  • Willingness to commit to Extra Curricular activities
  • A creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom
  • Excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents

Candidates who meet the requirements stated above are encouraged to apply. If you are excited by this opportunity and are keen to apply please ensure to mention in your cover letter if you will be traveling with a teaching partner and what subject/year groups they are qualified to teach.  

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:  competitive tax-free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfare to country of residence and end of Service Gratuity.

Teaching at GEMS is not just a job, it’s a career. Our educators enjoy free access to leading CPD programmes and have the opportunity to grow with the company on a global scale. With most of our leaders coming from within the GEMS network of schools, GEMS teachers are in a unique position to consider career opportunities across the world as we expand into more and more countries.

GEMS Teachers also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards which provides significant savings on day-to-day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhancing the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.

About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School

GEMS Westminster School - Ras Al Khaimah. WSR is a diverse and vibrant community that combines tradition and innovation in teaching and learning, enabling pupils to be excel in all aspects of their school life. The school offers the internationally recognised National Curriculum for England, and prepares students to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course and A Level Examinations of the Universities of Cambridge London (UK), Oxford AQA and Pearson Edexcel.

As a community, we place a strong emphasis on relationships between staff, students and parents; the culture and ethos of the school rooted in celebrating our diverse international community. GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah is part of the Gems Education group, the largest global education company in the world, ‘We see genius in every child’. GEMS Westminster school opened in September 2013, we are an all through school with over 3000 students from KG1 to Grade 12 (4 to 18 years). GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah is a happy, stimulating, caring school, where we develop a love of learning and high aspirations.

We hope that that you will be motivated to join us and continue to our journey in the pursuit of excellence.
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.